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Gayle joins Senator Warren, Representatives Clark & DeLauro to talk equal pay and paid leave.

EQUAL PAY

It's 2018, and women in Rhode Island still only earn 82 cents to a man's dollar. For women of color, that disparity is even greater. Rhode Island's equal pay law has not been updated in decades. It's time we changed that. That's why I will continue to fight for my bill that would ban using salary history as the basis for wages, permit people to share their wages with others without fear of retaliation, and otherwise ban wage discrimination.

Trump's TaxES

Trump's tax returns may provide us with important details about his relationship with Russia, how much he'll benefit from the current tax plan, and his corporate greed. But, unlike every other presidential candidate since Nixon, Trump has not disclosed his taxes. That's why I've introduced a Senate bill requiring disclosure of tax returns to get on our presidential ballot.

Health Care - 

Health care is a human right. Yet, access to and affordability of health care remains political. That's why I continue to support single payer health care, and other ways of expanding health care to everyone.

VOTING RIGHTS

Since 2013, I've been fighting to make voting more accessible. Working with the Secretary of State, I have created electronic voter registration and automatic voter registration. I have also pushed to repeal our discriminatory voter ID law.

 

Reproductive Rights

No matter what happens in Congress or the Supreme Court, we need to make sure women have access to reproductive rights in Rhode Island.  That's why I've introduced a Senate bill that repeals all unconstitutional language from our books and codifies access to abortion into state law.

paid Family Leave

In 2013, I joined the Senate ready to make family leave a reality for Rhode Island workers. Since then, I've continued to fight to for the leave to cover more workers, for more reasons, for a longer period of time, with a higher wage replacement.

VOTING RIGHTS

Since 2013, I've been fighting to make voting more accessible. Working with the Secretary of State, I have created electronic voter registration and automatic voter registration. I have also pushed to repeal our discriminatory voter ID law.

Lila SaPinSley ACT

In December 2014, shortly before she passed away,  Lila Sapinsley and I had lunch at her place. We discussed the book Being Mortal, and the importance of feeling autonomy over our own health care decisions up to our last moments of life. Lila asked me to introduce legislation to legalize dignity in dying. This bill is meaningful tribute to a woman who didn't shy away from difficult legislation during her own legislative career.